South Africa (IP) - Iran's Foreign Minister says his trip to South Africa aims to pursue the latest status of Iran-BRICS cooperation.

Iran's foreign minister arrived at Pretoria airport early on Thursday to take part in the 15th Joint Commission of Iran and South Africa. 

Hossein Amir-Abdollahian wrote in a tweet on Thursday: "The second trip to South Africa this year shows Iran's will to develop relations with Africa, actively participate in international alliances, and strengthen multilateralism."

Amir-Abdollahian said that he has traveled to Pretoria in order to pursue the latest cooperation between Iran and the BRICS group, as well as to participate in the Iran-South Africa Joint Commission. 

Before he leaves Tehran for Pretoria, Amir-Abdollahian told reporters the joint commission meeting of Iran-South Africa cooperation will be held after a 3-year pause due to the corona pandemic. 

The 15th Joint Commission of the Islamic Republic of Iran and South Africa is to be held on August 10, 2023, in Pretoria.


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